Gourmet Ramen, Anytime x Anywhere

Thanks for your feedback, Kevin L, glad you liked it.


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Deliciously spicy and perfectly affordable, the Nongshim Shin Cup is an ideal pick for on-the-go eating. You'll love the bright, satisfying heat and mix of flavors in this gourmet ramen. It's a quick-prepare soup that's just as good at home (with extras like a cracked egg and veggies) as it is on your lunch break (ready in a flash). All you have to do is wait for 3 minutes — stir well + serve. These shin cups are versatile and so simple to make.

We talked to Kevin L from IA about Nongshim and here's what he had to say:


Q: Describe the different flavor notes that you taste in the broth, the texture of the noodles, and overall taste of the noodles in the broth.
Kevin L:  The broth seems to have a vegetable base with a distinct spice that seems to roll onto your palette at the end of the sip. There are shittake mushrooms in the soup, which add a nice texture and flavor to the broth. The noodles are thinner than usual, but they pick up more flavor, and spice compared to other noodle products
“The noodles pick up more flavor and spice, compared to other noodle products.”
— Kevin L,  IA
Q: How would you choose to enhance your mealtime experience of the Shin Cup (e.g. what would you add to it, or what recipes would you make with it)?
Kevin L:  To enhance this meal cup I would added a soft boiled egg with a still-gooey center. Breaking the egg into the shin cup would give enough extra texture and flavor to really make this a complete meal.
Q: What did you like most about the Shin Cup, and how does it differ from other ramen you’ve tried?
Kevin L:  I liked the spice of the shin cup honestly. The heat was intense for certain, but it came on so smoothly and subtly it didn't blast you with a wall of heat. The noodle texture picked up enough of the flavor and made it very easy to consume.
Q: Describe how you prepared the Shin Cup, the level of convenience in preparing it, and your thoughts on its ease of preparation on-the-go.
Kevin L:  To prepare I boiled a pot of water and added a cup of boiling water to the cup. Given the simple instructions it was very convenient to prepare and have ready very quickly. If I were to prepare this on-the-go, I'd maybe consider using a microwave to heat the water before adding to the cup. As a commuter myself, I wouldn't consider this shin cup a commuter food though.
Q: If you were recommending this product to someone else, how would you describe the level of heat and general spiciness?
Kevin L:  The level of heat is probably a 3 on the 1-5 scale but it ramps up slowly from a 1 to a 3 at the end of the bite. The fast ramp-up in heat does make it seem like it's hotter than it really actually is.